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Is it time for <em>Glee</em>'s Final Curtain?

With the old cast members (mostly) out of the picture by the beginning of Season Four, Glee lost a lot of its lustre. The new cast consists of mediocre singers and bland characters whose storylines we care little about. I am still curious about Rachel's Broadway adventures, but with almost everything I love about the show gone, perhaps it's time for closure.
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VIFF Review: 'All The Wrong Reasons'

Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Gia Milani, All the Wrong Reasons is a film about the difference between being selfish or selfless in matters of love. Milani maneuvers the heartbreak of PTSD thoughtfully, as Kate is faced with small challenges until her biggest hurdle is what defines her future with James, who has ventured down an impulsive path of his own.
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Cory Monteith's Death, A Reflection on Risk Taken by a Calgary Editor

Enter the editor of The Calgary Herald, Licia Corbella. Ms. Corbella made the decision to write her article "Vancouver's easy drug access may have helped kill Monteith". For those who did not read this article, it is one part diatribe against the safe injection program InSite, one part memory recalling an overheard conversation in Calgary, and one part speculation on what might have happened if Mr. Monteith had been in some other city. While writing is a creative art form used to inform and encourage discussion, one cannot believe that Ms. Corbella would have expected the type of backlash her own simple decision brought upon her head. Social media fervor tumbled out to greet her article with charges that she was insane, ignorant, a typical redneck from Alberta, idiotic... she should be fired immediately for her badly written, poorly researched, horrible opinion. In essence, her risk failed to gain the positive support writers generally hope they will receive.
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TIFF Lands "The Fifth Estate" World Premiere

Long ago TIFF went from showcasing great movies to premiering great movies that matter. This year's opening-night gala promises to be a landmark occasion for the film world and society at large. The Toronto International Film Festival landed the world premiere of The Fifth Estate, a movie about WikiLeaks and its controversial founder Julian Assange.
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Candlelight Vigil Held For Monteith

VANCOUVER - Candles flickered in the late evening twilight and songs, including Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," and even Canada's national anthem, filled the air outside a downtown Vancouver hotel a...
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How Addicts Hide Their Demons

Many drug addicts become actors — professional or otherwise — to hide their illness, says an addictions counsellor in New Westminster, B.C. Jared Nilsson, a former heroin addict himself, says the pro...
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What Happens To 'Glee' Now?

Finn Hudson, a recent graduate who spent some of the year after high school floundering, recently discovered his life ambition: to become a teacher. Unfortunately, hotel employees discovered 31-year-...
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'Glee' Actor's Memorial Grows

A memorial continues to grow outside Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel where Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead over the weekend. The 31-year-old’s body was found by hotel staff when he fail...
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Cory Monteith's Final Film

Before his sudden death this weekend, Glee star Cory Monteith had been eager to show a more mature side of himself in a new Canadian film, according to the director of the project. "I'd only seen him...
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'Hi, I'm Cory Monteith'

In January of 2009, a Fox publicist approached me at the network's semi-annual Television Critics Association party in Pasadena, Calif. Would I like to meet a promising young Canadian, he asked. "This...
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Autopsy Scheduled

VANCOUVER - As the coroner, police and media search for answers around the cause of death for "Glee" actor Cory Monteith, one of his close friends cautions against jumping to conclusions."Fame happene...